> UPDATE: WINDSOR’S WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA PROGRAM

UPDATE: WINDSOR’S WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA PROGRAM

UPDATE: WINDSOR’S WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA PROGRAM
NO December 19 Ceremony due to COVID Safety Precautions

WINDSOR, CONN., December 9, 2020 – Carmon Community Funeral Homes of Windsor and Windsor’s American Legion Gray-Dickenson Post #59 are grateful to everyone who donated funds for wreaths that will be placed at the Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery on East St. in Windsor on National Wreaths Across America Day – December 19. Thanks to the generosity of the community, more than 600 fresh wreaths were purchased this year.

However, due to public safety concerns related to the Coronavirus:

· There will be NO formal wreath-laying Ceremony on December 19, as is true this year for other many other cities and towns in New England; and

· People who already purchased a wreath and want to place it themselves may come between
12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. Masks will be required of all ages, and social distancing and safety protocol will be employed.

All of the remaining wreaths will be placed privately on graves in the veterans cemetery later that day.

“We are sorry that we cannot have our traditional ceremony this year but everyone’s safety is our main priority,” explains John C. Carmon, whose father, decorated World War II veteran Frank W. Carmon Jr., founded the funeral home in 1946. “Windsor’s annual Wreaths Across America ceremony program began 11 years ago and we look forward to 2021 when we all can gather again and hold a ceremony to salute our local veterans.”

For more information about Windsor’s Wreaths Across America program, contact Lisa Carmon at
860-688-2200 or LCarmon@carmonfh.com.

Wreaths Across America, a national nonprofit organization, was founded in 2007 to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery that was started more than 20 years ago by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester. In 1992, Worcester and his company, Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Me., donated the first wreaths, numbering just 5,000, and all were placed at the national cemetery. The Wreaths Across America project has since expanded to include more than 1,000 local fundraising groups in all 50 states, representing more than 1,600 sites including cemeteries, military memorials, and other locations, along with the nation’s cemetery in Arlington, Va., and at national veterans’ cemeteries on foreign soil. In 2008, Congress issued a proclamation officially recognizing “Wreaths Across America Day” each December, this year on December 19th. The organization’s mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating these numerous wreath-laying ceremonies, and is committed to teaching younger generations about the value of their freedoms and the importance of honoring those who sacrificed so much to protect those freedoms. For more information, visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.


Carmon Community Funeral Homes, Inc
Carmon Community Funeral Homes, Inc
Contact: Frank Carmon IV
807 Bloomfield Avenue | 860-688-2200
Windsor, CT 06095
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http://www.carmonfuneralhome.com
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Go, van Gogh!
Jun 14 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street
Hypertension Workshop
Jun 14 at Video Conference via Zoom
Intermediate Adult Art
Jun 14 at WAC Train Station Studios
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Watercolor Landscape Painting
Jun 16 at WAC Train Station Studios
Wednesday Cruise Night
Jun 16 at Bart's Drive In
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at Union Street Tavern
Juneteenth Celebration
Jun 19 at Wilson Branch Public Library
Juneteenth Celebrations
Jun 19 at Wilson Library & Windsor Town Green
Strawberry Festival and Vendor Fair
Jun 19 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jun 19 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Conversation On Race
Jun 20 at Zoom
Open Classroom Hours
Jun 20 at WAC Train Station Studios
Strawberry Festival and Vendor Fair
Jun 20 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Intermediate Adult Art
Jun 21 at WAC Train Station Studios
Programs Committee Mtg
Jun 21 at online
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Annual Chamber Membership Meeting
Jun 23 at Chamber Office, 261 Broad Street
Watercolor Landscape Painting
Jun 23 at WAC Train Station Studios
Wednesday Cruise Night
Jun 23 at Bart's Drive In
Family Craft Day
Jun 26 at WAC Train Station Studio
Open Classroom Hours
Jun 27 at WAC Train Station Studios
Hypertension Workshop
Jun 28 at Video Conference via Zoom
Intermediate Adult Art
Jun 28 at WAC Train Station Studios
Youth Rowing Clinics
Jun 28 at Riverfront Boathouse in Riverside Park, located at 20 Leibert Road in Hartford, CT.
Watercolor Landscape Painting
Jun 30 at WAC Train Station Studios
Wednesday Cruise Night
Jun 30 at Bart's Drive In
Upcycled Pollinator Planter Stroll
Jul 2 at Windsor Center and Side Streets-
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jul 3 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Open Classroom Hours
Jul 4 at WAC Train Station Studios
Intermediate Adult Art
Jul 5 at WAC Train Station Studios
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Chambers In The Morning
Jul 7 at Virtual
Wednesday Cruise Night
Jul 7 at Bart's Drive In
Alzheimer's Support Group
Jul 8 at Kimberly Hall North 1 Emerson Dr. Windsor CT 06095 (via zoom)
FTDT/Monarch Painting Party
Jul 10 at The Beanery, 55 Palisado Avenue, Windsor, CT
Windsor Garden Tour - Hope Blooms
Jul 10 at Eight Gardens around town
Open Classroom Hours
Jul 11 at WAC Train Station Studios
Hypertension Workshop
Jul 12 at Video Conference via Zoom
Intermediate Adult Art
Jul 12 at WAC Train Station Studios
Board of Directors Mtg
Jul 13 at online
Sharshon Park Community Block Party
Jul 13 at Sharshon Park 52 Skitchewaug Street, Windsor
Wednesday Cruise Night
Jul 14 at Bart's Drive In
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at Union Street Tavern
Programs Committee Mtg
Jun 21 at online
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Annual Chamber Membership Meeting
Jun 23 at Chamber Office, 261 Broad Street
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Chambers In The Morning
Jul 7 at Virtual
Board of Directors Mtg
Jul 13 at online
Go, van Gogh!
Jun 14 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street
Hypertension Workshop
Jun 14 at Video Conference via Zoom
Intermediate Adult Art
Jun 14 at WAC Train Station Studios
Go, van Gogh!
Jun 14 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street
Hypertension Workshop
Jun 14 at Video Conference via Zoom
Intermediate Adult Art
Jun 14 at WAC Train Station Studios
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Watercolor Landscape Painting
Jun 16 at WAC Train Station Studios
Wednesday Cruise Night
Jun 16 at Bart's Drive In
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at Union Street Tavern
Juneteenth Celebration
Jun 19 at Wilson Branch Public Library
Juneteenth Celebrations
Jun 19 at Wilson Library & Windsor Town Green
Strawberry Festival and Vendor Fair
Jun 19 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jun 19 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Conversation On Race
Jun 20 at Zoom
Open Classroom Hours
Jun 20 at WAC Train Station Studios
Strawberry Festival and Vendor Fair
Jun 20 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Intermediate Adult Art
Jun 21 at WAC Train Station Studios
Programs Committee Mtg
Jun 21 at online
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Juneteenth Celebration
Jun 19 at Wilson Branch Public Library
Juneteenth Celebrations
Jun 19 at Wilson Library & Windsor Town Green
Strawberry Festival and Vendor Fair
Jun 19 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jun 19 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Conversation On Race
Jun 20 at Zoom
Open Classroom Hours
Jun 20 at WAC Train Station Studios
Strawberry Festival and Vendor Fair
Jun 20 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave